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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Nov 9, 2010 5:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Diwali - thanks Candace, Heavy Water, etc.

This is going to be an oversimplification of the progression of lighting for the Dead. 1. early on you had just maybe a light rail in front w/ a spotlight. 2.This evolves onto the Joshua and Brother light shows w/ the gel-in dish into the overhead projecter and w/ some follow spots and spinning colered discs 3. Then comes full blown trusses where you aim different color at different band members at timed intervals.w/ follow spots.4. Now we have motion towers that allow for varied hight adjustments /w angle light bars.5. The computer age brings in vari-lights lights which are pre-programmed to show color, angle,motion,pinpoint accuracy,again w/ follow spots w/ candle power in the thousands.This is what I believe to be the progression of the lighting of the Dead.As far as what Candace controlled or her absolute contibution I'll leave that one to the scholars....LW